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January 23, 2008 01:00 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-06

Internal Heat Drives Jupiter's Giant Storm Eruption

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Image: Hubble/IRTF Composite Image of Jupiter Storms

Hubble/IRTF Composite Image of Jupiter Storms

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The background image is from Hubble Space Telescope and shows the turbulent pattern generated by the two plumes on May 11, 2007 (upper left part of Jupiter). The two bright plumes detach in the superimposed small infrared image obtained at the NASA-IRTF facility a month before, on April 5, 2007.

Object Name: Jupiter

Image Type: Astronomical

Credit: NASA, ESA, IRTF, A. Sánchez-Lavega and R. Hueso (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain )

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